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We see a future where roboticists, makers and entrepreneurs can easily use industrial robots to create and innovate in ways they couldn't before

Our robot lab in Munich

Our name, Intrinsic

Intrinsic means 'to be integral' or 'to be essential'. Innovation and ingenuity are essential human traits – people make things, so they can improve how they work and live together. We want to amplify this intrinsic drive in people. From early stone tools, to computers and artificial intelligence – new tools and new thinking go hand in hand.

We are a multidisciplinary team of engineers, designers and roboticists

With labs and offices in San Francisco, Mountain View and Munich, our goal is to bring together a global and diverse team of people – so we can build new, more accessible and intuitive solutions for the next generation of makers and manufacturers. Learn more about our team's origins here, and meet some of us below:

Interested?

We are assembling a world-class team at the leading edge of machine learning, perception, simulation, robot controls, infrastructure and design. At Intrinsic, you'll collaborate with some of the brightest minds in the field on an incredibly ambitious mission, with opportunities to have a direct and meaningful impact from day one. As an Alphabet company, we offer competitive benefits to enable our employees to bring their best selves to work. You can expect generous healthcare choices, parental leave policies, retirement savings plans, and other benefits designed to support you and your loved ones. Check out the roles we're currently hiring for below.

Open roles

  • Automation and Controls Engineer

    Mountain View, California | Munich, Germany
    Engineering

    Intrinsic is a robotics software and AI company at Alphabet. Our mission is to make industrial robotics accessible and usable for millions more businesses, entrepreneurs, and developers. We are a multidisciplinary team of engineers, roboticists, designers, and technologists who are passionate about unlocking the creative and economic potential of industrial robotics.

    Role

    Intrinsic is looking for an Automation and Controls Engineer to join our Applications and Automation team. The ideal candidate has a passion for all robotic things, demonstrated knowledge of industry best practices using robots with industrial partners, and the ability to deliver results as part of a dynamic, cross-functional team.

    Areas we expect you to make an impact

    • Concept new robotic automation applications and scope the effort and cost to build
    • Take ownership of designing and implementing rapid innovative R&D robotic automation workcells (from selecting hardware, electrical design to Robot, PLC and HMI programming).
    • Incorporate knowledge of industrial control systems to establish a standard for hardware selection and PLC software.
    • Source and integrate best in-class technology products into automation workcells.
    • Multiply capabilities by continuously and actively weighing decisions to build something in-house or working with a system integrator to build a solution.
    • Work closely with product managers, software developers, and researchers to maintain, improve, and invent our robotic platform from the ground up. 

    What skills you should have

    • 4-year degree in a mechatronic-related engineering field
    • Willingness to work in ambiguity, select a direction and drive towards a solution
    • 5-years of work experience in robotics and machine vision for the manufacturing and automation industry
    • Demonstrable experience with robot programming (Fanuc, KUKA, UR, ABB), PLC Programming (Rockwell, Siemens, Beckhoff), Machine Vision (Cognex, HALCON), and HMI Development
    • Professional work experience with Python and/or C++

    Skills we hope you have

    • Exposure to numerous industries that use robotic automation (i.e., electronics, automotive, aerospace, medical)
    • Experience selecting components and designing electrical and pneumatic schematics for automation equipment and ability to assemble designed electrical panels
    • Experience working with and managing vendors (from writing RFP or a SOW to managing their execution and taking part in system acceptance tests)
    • Designed and implemented safety circuitry and safety logic for use in industrial automation
    • Professionally used offline programming software (i.e., RoboGUIDE, RobotStudio, Process Simulate)
    • Willingness to travel domestically and internationally 

    At Intrinsic, we don't just accept difference - we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products and our community. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.

    If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please contact us at: candidate-support@intrinsic.ai.

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  • Automation Test Engineer

    Mountain View, California | Munich, Germany
    Engineering

    Intrinsic is a robotics software and AI company at Alphabet. Our mission is to make industrial robotics accessible and usable for millions more businesses, entrepreneurs, and developers. We are a multidisciplinary team of engineers, roboticists, designers, and technologists who are passionate about unlocking the creative and economic potential of industrial robotics.

    Role

    Intrinsic is looking for an Automation Test Engineer to join our Applications and Automation team. The ideal candidate has a passion for all robotic things, demonstrated knowledge of industry best practices using robots with industrial partners, and the ability to deliver results as part of a dynamic, cross-functional team.

    Areas we expect you to make an impact

    • Concept new robotic automation applications and scope the effort and cost to build
    • Take ownership implementing rapid innovative R&D robotic automation workcells designed by our design teams
    • Source and integrate best in-class technology products into automation workcells.
    • Work closely with product managers, software developers, and researchers to test, improve, and validate our robotic platform from the ground up. 

    What skills you should have

    • 4-year degree in a mechatronic-related engineering field
    • Willingness to work in ambiguity, select a direction and drive towards a solution
    • 5-years of work experience in robotics and machine vision for the manufacturing and automation industry
    • Demonstrable experience with robot troubleshooting (Fanuc, KUKA, UR, ABB), PLC Troubleshooting (Rockwell, Siemens, Beckhoff)

    Skills we hope you have

    • Professional work experience with Python and/or C++
    • Experience with industrial machine vision systems (Cognex, HALCON)
    • Exposure to numerous industries that use robotic automation (i.e., electronics, automotive, aerospace, medical)
    • Experience selecting components and designing electrical and pneumatic schematics for automation equipment and ability to assemble designed electrical panels
    • Willingness to travel domestically and internationally

    At Intrinsic, we don't just accept difference - we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products and our community. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.

    If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please contact us at: candidate-support@intrinsic.ai.

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  • Communications Manager

    Mountain View, California
    Marketing

    Intrinsic is a robotics software and AI company at Alphabet. Our mission is to make industrial robotics accessible and usable for millions more businesses, entrepreneurs, and developers. We are a multidisciplinary team of engineers, roboticists, designers, and technologists who are passionate about unlocking the creative and economic potential of industrial robotics.

    Role

    This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to help Intrinsic craft and design the foundations of its executive, external and internal communications strategies. Partnering with marketing and the leadership team, this role will require you to successfully navigate within Alphabet’s ecosystem to support the storytelling objectives of Intrinsic.

    As a world-class writer and media relations professional, you feel at home navigating ambiguity, while demonstrating a profound bias for action. You have a passion for telling new stories in new ways, while demonstrating empathy and consideration. You can switch between deeply strategic and highly tactical workstreams without missing a beat.

    Areas we expect you to make an impact

    • Lead our external communications strategy, including media relations, an editorial strategy and press engagements.
    • Tell powerful and strategic narratives by working with many different industry partners including roboticists, technology influencers, industry luminaries, policy experts, and journalists.
    • Coordinate multi-partner press campaigns, including everything from initial briefings to crafting partner guidelines and coordinating international launches.
    • Develop a speaker engagement strategy for our executive and product teams that help us accomplish critical business objectives.
    • Lead our internal communications strategy, working closely with functional leads to land important news and galvanize our team culture.
    • Become our ‘go to’ policy mentor, advising and educating the team on important macro trends and conversations across the robotics, manufacturing and automation industries.

    What skills you should have

    • 7 years proven experience in communications and media relations
    • Media relations skills and experience, with a history of developing and building media relationships
    • Senior copywriting experience, and the ability to bring a company’s unique verbal identity to life
    • An optimistic and resilient spirit with a start-up mentality who enjoys being an individual contributor
    • Demonstrated ability to navigate and thrive in a fast paced and ambiguous environment

    Skills we hope you have

    • A bachelor's or master’s degree in communications
    • Startup experience with robotics, automation, platforms or industrial hardware companies
    • Experience working with industrial robotics organizations,think tanks, public interest groups, or relevant industry associations
    • Knowledge of current and emerging public policy trends in robotics, AI, the future of work, and automation
    • Experience running communication strategies for enterprise partnerships

    At Intrinsic, we don't just accept difference - we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products and our community. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.

    If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please contact us at: candidate-support@intrinsic.ai.

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  • People Experience Operations Specialist

    Mountain View, California | San Francisco, California
    People

    Intrinsic is a robotics software and AI company at Alphabet. Our mission is to make industrial robotics accessible and usable for millions more businesses, entrepreneurs, and developers. We are a multidisciplinary team of engineers, roboticists, designers, and technologists who are passionate about unlocking the creative and economic potential of industrial robotics.

    Role

    The People Experience team is focused on the experience of all Intrinsic employees and candidates. We design programs and processes from a user-first mindset with a bias for simplicity to make working at Intrinsic an enjoyable and rewarding experience. In this role, you'll design, manage, and improve programs that impact both candidate and employee experience.

    Areas we expect you to make an impact

    • Design, build, and maintain recruiting programs spanning the employee lifecycle, focusing on candidates and new employees.
    • Own our recruiting operations and compliance. Ensure that every candidate is ready-to-hire at time of offer and ready-to-start before their first day.
    • Create reporting to deliver insights to the leadership team and the recruiting team. Design audits to ensure data integrity throughout the process.
    • Deliver our onboarding program, looking for opportunities to improve the experience.
    • Resolve problems as they arise, identify the root causes of these issues, and suggest and/or execute changes to ensure we don't see the same issues again.

    What you should have

    • 2 years of experience in operations, preferably people or recruiting operations in a high-growth environment
    • Experience in optimizing processes, inclusive of identifying and implementing business- and user-focused improvements

    What we hope you have

    • Persuasive communicator, excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Meticulous attention to detail and commitment to produce high quality work
    • Strong process/program ownership, with a demonstrated bias for action and excellence in operational delivery, customer service, and cross-functional partnership
    • Knowledge of recruiting best practices and familiarity with Applicant Tracking Systems, preferably Greenhouse
    • Ability to conduct data analysis in spreadsheets, SQL, or similar

    At Intrinsic, we don't just accept difference - we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products and our community. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.

    If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please contact us at: candidate-support@intrinsic.ai.

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  • Product Manager

    Munich, Germany
    Product

    Intrinsic is a robotics software and AI company at Alphabet. Our mission is to make industrial robotics accessible and usable for millions more businesses, entrepreneurs, and developers. We are a multidisciplinary team of engineers, roboticists, designers, and technologists who are passionate about unlocking the creative and economic potential of industrial robotics.

    Role

    As a Product Manager, you will be at the intersection of product strategy, definition, planning, and execution. Despite being in the early stages of product development, our product team is tightly connected with our engineering and business teams. To address the ambiguity and volatility of a startup, your goal will be to add structure and lead the engineering team from zero to one. The ideal candidate will be passionately curious, unafraid of risk, and a respected driver of process. You will gather, drive, and establish concrete requirements that enable the team to deliver high value, high performance solutions to business customers.

    The Product Manager role has three main pillars

    • Planning and Leading Product Development: Define and deliver high-value customer-facing products from internal prototypes and partner trials. Listen to customers and partners, experiment and build, rapidly iterate and learn from data (qualitative and quantitative) to reach product-market fit, and eventually scale.
    • Enabling Teams: Build the conditions and dynamics needed to create a balanced, robust engineering team that produces excellent, groundbreaking work.
    • Supporting Platform Building: Facilitating brokerage in B2B value networks using technology stacks as an interaction medium.

    Areas we expect you to make an impact

    • Develop a highly ambitious yet practical product roadmap that pushes the boundaries of how robotics and automation applications are being developed and run today
    • Engage collaboratively with a highly cross-functional team, operating as the product voice that connects elements across engineering, operations, business, design, and partnerships
    • Interact directly with partners to discover areas of improvement, capture needs and deliver against contracted agreements

    What skills you should have

    • B.S. Engineering, Business, or an applicable field
    • Experience in conceiving brand-new software products, establishing a clear plan to take your product from concept to its final form (NPI), including the creation and validation of value hypotheses, and quickly iterating in front of users
    • Strong leadership skills to jump into a highly ambiguous area and define a product strategy along with clearly articulating product requirements
    • Outstanding interpersonal skills: at the executive level, cross-functionally, with peers, and external partners
    • Experience in SaaS, API monetization, or related experience

    Skills we hope you have

    • MBA and/or M.S. Engineering, Computer Science
    • Experience in building and launching products for developers
    • Experience in software engineering, robotics, automation, and/or AI
    • Exceptionally organized and driven with a strong sense of self-awareness and ownership on all projects
    • Experience with projects which involve a significant research & development component in addition to pure execution
    • 5 years of product/program management experience

    At Intrinsic, we don't just accept difference - we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products and our community. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.

    If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please contact us at: candidate-support@intrinsic.ai.

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  • Product Manager for Industrial Robotic Automation Applications

    Mountain View, California | San Francisco, California
    Product

    Intrinsic is a robotics software and AI company at Alphabet. Our mission is to make industrial robotics accessible and usable for millions more businesses, entrepreneurs, and developers. We are a multidisciplinary team of engineers, roboticists, designers, and technologists who are passionate about unlocking the creative and economic potential of industrial robotics.

    Role

    Product Managers at Intrinsic operate at the intersection of product strategy, definition, planning, and execution. You will gather, drive, and establish concrete requirements, develop a deep understanding of our users and problem space, and create an inspirational product narrative that will enable the team to deliver high-performance solutions to business customers.

    The Product Manager role has three main pillars:

    • Planning and Leading Product Development: Define and deliver high-value products in robotics components/systems, and eventually more.
    • Enabling Teams: Build the conditions and dynamics needed to create a balanced, high-impact engineering team that produces excellent, groundbreaking work.
    • Understanding Tech and Research: Seek opportunities to continually deepen understanding of research and technology in the areas of robotics and automation.

    Areas we expect you to make an impact

    • Develop a highly ambitious yet practical product roadmap that pushes the boundaries of what's possible today in industrial robotics, controls, and manufacturing automation.
    • Engage collaboratively with and inspire a highly cross-functional team, operating as the product voice that connects elements across engineering, operations, business, design, and partners.
    • Interact directly with partners to capture needs and deliver against contracted agreements.

    What you should have

    • B.S. in Engineering, Business, or a related technical field, or equivalent industry experience.
    • Strong leadership skills to jump into a highly ambiguous area and define a product strategy along with clearly articulated product requirements and success metrics.
    • Outstanding interpersonal skills, both at the executive level and with peers.
    • Experience conducting customer interviews and performing user and/or market research. 
    • Market and/or developer experience with industrial robotics, controls, manufacturing applications, and/or factory automation systems.

    What we hope you have

    • M.B.A. and/or M.S. in Engineering, Computer Science, or a related technical field.
    • Demonstrated experience in software engineering, robotics, and/or automation
    • Exceptionally organized and intrinsically motivated, with a strong sense of ownership on all projects
    • Experience and exposure to projects that involve significant research & development components, as well as pure execution
    • 5 years of product/program management experience

    At Intrinsic, we don't just accept difference - we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products and our community. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.

    If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please contact us at: candidate-support@intrinsic.ai.

    Learn more
  • Robotics & Automation Ecosystem Development Engineer

    Munich, Germany
    Engineering

    Intrinsic is a robotics software and AI company at Alphabet. Our mission is to make industrial robotics accessible and usable for millions more businesses, entrepreneurs, and developers. We are a multidisciplinary team of engineers, roboticists, designers, and technologists who are passionate about unlocking the creative and economic potential of industrial robotics.

    Role

    Robotics & Automation Ecosystem Development Engineer at Intrinsic have deep industrial automation experience and are passionate about making robots significantly more capable than they are today at performing useful tasks in real manufacturing environments.

    Successful Robotics & Automation Ecosystem Development Engineer are experts at balancing the interaction between partners on one hand, and our engineers, product managers, and designers on the other. You should be excited by discovering new business opportunities, and presenting new product developments to prospective partners and clients. The most successful candidates have the ability to identify and prioritize partners that can realize the most value from our technology, and build strategies to support them effectively.

    Areas we expect you to make an impact

    • Communicate and demonstrate the benefits of our technology to potential partners and customers.
    • Solve customers’ robotics and automation challenges by developing concepts on the basis of our technology.
    • Engage technology partners to complement our technology stack and expand our ecosystem.
    • Convey requirements and feedback to our product and engineering teams.
    • Manage customer relations within an ecosystem of partners.

    What you should have

    • MS degree in Robotics, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering or equivalent practical experience.
    • 5 years practical experience with industrial robotics and manufacturing automation.
    • Familiarity with industry-standard tools, norms, and practices.
    • Experience in creating and selling integrated solutions to customer problems.
    • Strong track record of effective technical project management skills: industrial engineering, HW/SW systems engineering, project scoping and planning, status reporting, timeline estimation, issue tracking, meeting facilitation, process documentation, priority alignment, and well-developed communication and presentation skills.

    What we hope you have 

    • Experience developing and commercializing sophisticated robotic applications, with a focus on software.
    • Experience with business-to-business strategy and business development.
    • Experience scoping and tracking sophisticated work plans for fast-evolving partnership engagements spanning several development teams.
    • Comfortable working on early-stage projects in an environment with ambiguity and change.
    • Standout colleague and creative problem solver.

    At Intrinsic, we don't just accept difference - we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products and our community. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.

    If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please contact us at: candidate-support@intrinsic.ai.

    Learn more
  • Robotics Lab Technician

    Munich, Germany
    Engineering

    Intrinsic is a robotics software and AI company at Alphabet. Our mission is to make industrial robotics accessible and usable for millions more businesses, entrepreneurs, and developers. We are a multidisciplinary team of engineers, roboticists, designers, and technologists who are passionate about unlocking the creative and economic potential of industrial robotics.

    Role

    We are looking for a Robotics Lab Technician to join our team based in Munich. You should possess and demonstrate a passion for all things robotic, exhibiting expertise using robots with industrial partners, and the ability to deliver results as a critical member of a cross-functional team.

    Areas we expect you to make an impact

    • Concept and design robotic automation systems for our lab, and scope the effort and cost to build new systems.
    • Manage and expand our robotics lab in Munich, partnering with our team to make progress on our moonshot.
    • Work closely with software developers, and researchers to test, improve, and validate our platform from the ground up.
    • Source and integrate best in-class technology products into automation workcells.

    What skills you should have

    • 4 years degree in a mechatronic-related engineering field
    • 2 years of proven experience with mechatronic systems, preferably in the automation industry
    • Willingness, desire, and interest to work with new technologies in a unique setting.
    • Demonstrable experience with industrial robot Commissioning and Troubleshooting
    • Demonstrable track record with managing and coordinating hardware bring up and/or managing a lab

    Skills we hope you have

    • Professional work experience with Python and/or C++
    • Exposure to numerous industries that use robotic automation (i.e., electronics, automotive, aerospace, medical)
    • Experience selecting components and designing electrical and pneumatic schematics for automation equipment and ability to assemble designed electrical panels
    • Experience with PLC programming and commissioning
    • Knowledge about robotic safety systems

    At Intrinsic, we don't just accept difference - we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products and our community. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.

    If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please contact us at: candidate-support@intrinsic.ai.

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  • Software Engineer License Management

    Munich, Germany | Mountain View, CA | San Francisco, CA
    Engineering

    Intrinsic is a robotics software and AI company at Alphabet. Our mission is to make industrial robotics accessible and usable for millions more businesses, entrepreneurs, and developers. We are a multidisciplinary team of engineers, roboticists, designers, and technologists who are passionate about unlocking the creative and economic potential of industrial robotics.

    Role

    You will join a team that builds the infrastructure-services for on-prem and cloud systems. Your project will be to implement a distributed license management system for containerized software. This work will include topics of code-signing and verification, a cloud based license management service, a license database and local license enforcement. Through this work you build a piece of mission critical infrastructure for the platform ecosystem.

    Areas we expect you to make an impact

    • Work with stakeholders and iterate on design choices
    • Plan implementation and testing efforts
    • Implement the system from prototype to solution
    • Work with Privacy and Security reviewers to prepare for launch

    What you should have

    • 4-year degree in Computer Science
    • Experience programming in Go, C++ or Python
    • Demonstrable experience with writing client/server software (microservices)
    • Experience with building containerized applications
    • Knowledge in the area of cryptography and security

    What we hope you have

    • Ability to design effective APIs
    • Experience with GCP 
    • Experience using the Trusted Platform Module (TPM)

    At Intrinsic, we don't just accept difference - we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products and our community. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.

    If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please contact us at: candidate-support@intrinsic.ai.

    Learn more
  • Software Engineer, Skills

    Mountain View, California
    Engineering

    Intrinsic is a robotics software and AI company at Alphabet. Our mission is to make industrial robotics accessible and usable for millions more businesses, entrepreneurs, and developers. We are a multidisciplinary team of engineers, roboticists, designers, and technologists who are passionate about unlocking the creative and economic potential of industrial robotics.

    Role

    We are looking for a software engineer who can contribute to our framework for authoring robotic behaviors that run on our software stack.

    The ideal candidate has a passion for all robotic things, demonstrated knowledge of industry best practices bringing robots to industrial partners, and the ability to deliver results as part of a dynamic, cross-functional team.

    If you are a driven, results-oriented self-starter; or if you are passionate about robots in the real world, this may be the role for you!

    Areas we expect you to make an impact

    • You will design and implement APIs and tooling that advanced robotic behaviors to run on our execution stack
    • You will work with our capabilities software engineers to understand the needs of their specific robotic behaviors
    • You will work with our software infrastructure engineers to design and implement software packaging solutions for robotic behaviors

    What skills you should have

    • 4-year degree in Computer Science
    • 2 years experience with software development for infrastructure, APIs, robotics
    • Excellent C++, Python, and software design skills

    Skills we hope you have

    • Experience with designing marketplace software, hardware in the loop testing, real-time coding practices (use of RTOSes)
    • Experience with Bazel, gRPC, DDS, Protobuf, Kubernetes, and/or Google’s internal infrastructure

    At Intrinsic, we don't just accept difference - we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products and our community. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.

    If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please contact us at: candidate-support@intrinsic.ai.

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  • Software Engineer, Tools and Infrastructure

    Munich, Germany
    Engineering

    Intrinsic is a robotics software and AI company at Alphabet. Our mission is to make industrial robotics accessible and usable for millions more businesses, entrepreneurs, and developers. We are a multidisciplinary team of engineers, roboticists, designers, and technologists who are passionate about unlocking the creative and economic potential of industrial robotics.

    Role

    As a software engineer trained in site reliability, you possess strong coding skills to supercharge our engineering productivity. We are a fast paced bet with a large base of on-prem hardware and software moving real hardware in real time, with a solid presence in the public cloud. Building and testing our systems for this heterogeneous, non-Google3 system will be an exciting challenge. You will have the opportunity to partner with passionate engineers and researchers to make robots significantly more capable than they are today, and make them more dependable in relieving people from dirty, dull, or dangerous tasks.

    Areas we expect you to make an impact

    • You will build the tools and infrastructure for a "shift left" - catching defects before they disable robots.
    • You will develop and evangelize best practices for building, packaging and deploying the next generation of robotics systems.

    What skills you should have

    • MS degree in Computer Science, Robotics, or equivalent practical experience
    • Experience with Google Cloud Platform and/or Google internal infrastructure

    Skills we hope you have

    • Experience with Bazel, gRPC, Protobuf, and/or Google's internal infrastructure.
    • Experience running Google or external production infrastructure.
    • Experience understanding and debugging large, complex software systems.

    At Intrinsic, we don't just accept difference - we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products and our community. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.

    If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please contact us at: candidate-support@intrinsic.ai.

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  • Software Engineer: Automation Hardware Integration

    Mountain View, California | San Francisco, California
    Engineering

    Intrinsic is a robotics software and AI company at Alphabet. Our mission is to make industrial robotics accessible and usable for millions more businesses, entrepreneurs, and developers. We are a multidisciplinary team of engineers, roboticists, designers, and technologists who are passionate about unlocking the creative and economic potential of industrial robotics.

    Role

    As an Automation Hardware Integration SWE, you will grow the  flexibility, robustness, and scalability of our connections between existing automation hardware and our software platforms for advanced robotics applications by building tools and developer workflows. You will contribute to the design and implementation of hardware/software solutions, with an eye towards API design for extensibility.

    Areas we expect you to make an impact

    • Design, implement, test, and maintain high-quality software at the edge of Intrinsic's platform.
    • Document and communicate your work for internal and external stakeholders.
    • Contribute to the development of automation systems for internal development, including hardware selection.

    What you should have

    • 4-year degree in Computer Science or a related field.
    • Willingness to work in ambiguity, select a direction and drive towards a solution
    • Demonstrable experience applying robotics, PLC programming, fieldbus communication, or motion controllers.
    • Professional experience building production-quality software and extensible APIs in C++.

    What we hope you have

    • Professional experience building production-quality software and extensible APIs in Python or Go.
    • Experience with Kubernetes, gRPC, Protobuf, microservice architectures, and/or Bazel.
    • Extensive experience developing control systems for robotics, fieldbus communication systems, real-time or embedded Linux systems, hypervisors, and RTOSes.
    • Experience in development, certification and verification of safety-critical software.

    At Intrinsic, we don't just accept difference - we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products and our community. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.

    If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please contact us at: candidate-support@intrinsic.ai.

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  • Sr Technical Recruiter

    Mountain View, California | San Francisco, California | Remote
    People

    Intrinsic is a robotics software and AI company at Alphabet. Our mission is to make industrial robotics accessible and usable for millions more businesses, entrepreneurs, and developers. We are a multidisciplinary team of engineers, roboticists, designers, and technologists who are passionate about unlocking the creative and economic potential of industrial robotics.

    Role

    Recruiters at Intrinsic are full-lifecycle, who enjoy sourcing hard-to-find talent, and successfully negotiating offers with hard-to-close talent. You know that hiring is one of the most important multipliers enabling success. You should be a storyteller, able to convey our mission and vision in a way that resonates with your audience. You should have a natural curiosity, able to learn and adapt to new technologies and concepts with a keen sense of timing to ask candidates the right questions at the right time. 

    In this role, you will have the opportunity to partner with technical and non-technical teams, people managers and Sr. leaders to iterate and improve our hiring strategies. The ideal candidate acts as a partner to their teams, and takes great pride in hiring talent that drives impact. We are a team that encourages asking why, proposing solutions, and delivering results. Small, but mighty.

    Areas we expect you to make an impact

    • Design, document, and champion standardized sourcing, hiring, and interview practices for experienced and new hiring teams.
    • Enable and champion a culture of recruiting.
    • Enable and champion diversity and equity best practices throughout every step of the hiring processes.
    • Champion an efficient hiring process: optimizing for 2 tech hires per month and meeting or improving industry standard time to fill metrics.

    What you should have

    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent practical experience.
    • 9 years of experience in Recruiting, with a focus on engineering and related technical roles.
    • Full lifecycle recruiting experience.
    • Comfort and ability to thrive in ambiguity.
    • Experience pitching startup equity

    What we hope you have

    • Demonstrated experience advising leaders and designing processes for “first of their type” hires.
    • Demonstrated experience building teams as an in-house recruiter, ideally in a startup setting.
    • Demonstrated experience digging into metrics, with desire to improve the entire hiring funnel.

    At Intrinsic, we don't just accept difference - we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products and our community. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.

    If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please contact us at: candidate-support@intrinsic.ai.

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  • Systems Engineer

    Munich, Germany
    Engineering

    Intrinsic is a robotics software and AI company at Alphabet. Our mission is to make industrial robotics accessible and usable for millions more businesses, entrepreneurs, and developers. We are a multidisciplinary team of engineers, roboticists, designers, and technologists who are passionate about unlocking the creative and economic potential of industrial robotics.

    Role

    In this role, you will support the Infrastructure team in automating, securing and evolving the setup of lab, dev, and test machines (a fleet of Linux servers hosting Kubernetes clusters). You will take responsibility for change management (preparing and rolling out updates to the fleet) and monitoring.

    Areas we expect you to make an impact

    • Maintain and improve the automation to setup & update dev, test, and prod environments
    • Prepare and rollout updates to keep systems up-to-date
    • Debug unexpected behavior reported by our users

    What you should have

    • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent practical experience
    • 2 years experience in a system engineering role
    • In-depth knowledge Linux Distributions (Debian/Ubuntu, Gentoo/ChromeOS) 

    What we hope you have

    • Experience working with automation tools (Ansible, Terraform)
    • Practical experience debugging systems (network issues, performance problems)
    • Experience with cloud environments (GCP) and containerization (Kubernetes, Docker)

    At Intrinsic, we don't just accept difference - we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products and our community. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.

    If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please contact us at: candidate-support@intrinsic.ai.

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  • Technical Program Manager (TPM) for Functional Safety in Robotics

    Munich, Germany
    Operations

    Intrinsic is a robotics software and AI company at Alphabet. Our mission is to make industrial robotics accessible and usable for millions more businesses, entrepreneurs, and developers. We are a multidisciplinary team of engineers, roboticists, designers, and technologists who are passionate about unlocking the creative and economic potential of industrial robotics.

    Role

    As a Technical Program Manager (TPM) for Functional Safety on our robotics team, you will have the opportunity to work with some amazing and talented people, who also happen to be working on highly creative and ambitious efforts. You’ll develop and oversee the processes and tools that are used for the development of new safety software. You will coordinate our development teams to develop software that ensures humans are safe around robots while making these robots more approachable and adaptable. You will work closely with Software Engineers, Roboticists, Machine-Learning experts, Product Managers, other TPMs, external Partners and leadership. 

    Areas we expect you to make an impact

    • Work with leaders, teammates, and product managers to shape the functional safety strategy and roadmap of the project and drive it’s implementation.
    • Define, implement and continuously refine functional safety management and functional safety development processes. 
    • Evaluate and select development tools for functional safety in collaboration with the engineering teams and build up an integrated, future-proof safety development toolchain. Drive continuous improvement of the toolchain. 
    • Work with external partners to source functional safety components and expertise.
    • Coordinate across product teams to deliver functional safety components on time and quality.
    • Support product teams with managing active work items and backlogs, deconflicting necessary work, and resource tracking.
    • Support business development and product managers with scoping technical work, roadmaps, and timelines for external partners.

    What you should have

    • BA/BS degree in Engineering or Computer Science or a related field, or equivalent practical experience.
    • Strong track-record of effective technical project management skills: software stack and/or HW/SW systems engineering, project planning, status reporting, timeline estimation, issue tracking, meeting facilitation, process documentation, priority alignment, and well-developed communication skills.
    • Expertise in the development of safety-critical software, ideally according to IEC 61508, ISO 13849, DO-178B or similar standards.

    What we hope you have

    • Experience with robotics, industrial automation or manufacturing.
    • Prior experience with establishing safety capability and setting up development processes for software in functional safety, ideally according to IEC 61508, ISO 13849, or related standards.
    • Technical expertise in development tools and development methods for safety-critical software.
    • Comfortable working on early-stage projects in an environment with ambiguity and change.
    • Experience in the development of embedded and real-time systems for motion control.
    • Ability to set and drive the technical strategy while also having the capability to provide detailed technical guidance to the team, enabling them to execute more effectively and deliver products on time and within budget. A sense of urgency in driving execution.

    At Intrinsic, we don't just accept difference - we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products and our community. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.

    If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please contact us at: candidate-support@intrinsic.ai.

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  • Technical Program Manager: SDK Externalization

    Mountain View, California
    Operations

    Intrinsic is a robotics software and AI company at Alphabet. Our mission is to make industrial robotics accessible and usable for millions more businesses, entrepreneurs, and developers. We are a multidisciplinary team of engineers, roboticists, designers, and technologists who are passionate about unlocking the creative and economic potential of industrial robotics.

    Role

    At Intrinsic, Technical Program Managers (TPM) contribute to the development of new technology products in line with our mission and vision. It will be your job to keep this innovative team firing on all cylinders, and ensure that products are delivered on time and within budget.

    In this role, your duties will include coordinating and driving various stages of product development by collaborating with product, design, and software engineering teams. You will lead and drive the planning, deployment and integration of new products. You’ll define and evaluate product performance metrics and facilitate adjustments.

    A successful candidate should be able to combine business knowledge with technological expertise to promote product innovation and ensure compliance with industry standards.

    Areas we expect you to make an impact

    • Plan and manage product development stages by coordinating development iterations.
    • Track and measure progress towards releases, deliveries, and critical milestones.
    • Support product and engineering teams by handling active work items and backlogs, deconflicting vital work, and tracking resources.
    • Continuously improve engineering practices and processes to improve execution, communication, and operational efficiency across teams.
    • Support product management and business development in contributing ideas to product development initiatives, and scope and prioritize technical work, roadmaps, and timelines for external partners.
    • Up-level the technical readiness of our software stack through the stages of R&D, to internal use and testing, to production-ready external use.
    • Be a leader in team organization, culturally as well as operationally.

    What you should have

    • BA/BS degree in Engineering or Computer Science or a related field, or equivalent practical experience.
    • Strong track record of effective technical project management skills: software stack and/or HW/SW systems engineering, project scoping and planning, status reporting, timeline estimation, issue tracking, meeting facilitation, process documentation, priority alignment, and well-developed communication and presentation skills.
    • Experience launching and maintaining platform developer tooling (Application Programming Interfaces and/or Software Development Kits) and services to public audiences at scale. This includes managing release schedules, documentation, approvals, testing, and bug/feature requests.
    • Experience in Agile development and program management methodology (Scrum, Kanban, etc), including implementation and optimization.

    What we hope you have

    • Experience developing and commercializing sophisticated robotic applications, with a focus on software and/or controls.
    • Experience with robotics, industrial automation or manufacturing.
    • Experience scoping and tracking sophisticated work plans for fast-evolving partnership engagements spanning several development teams.
    • Comfortable working on early-stage projects in an environment with ambiguity and change.
    • Standout colleague and creative problem solver, bringing team members together on solutions and creating an inclusive, collaborative culture.

    At Intrinsic, we don't just accept difference - we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products and our community. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.

    If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please contact us at: candidate-support@intrinsic.ai.

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More questions?

You can read more about how Intrinsic came to be and our purpose in this blog post by our CEO, Wendy Tan White. For any unanswered questions, our recruiting team is ready to help.

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